Western Spotted Orbweaver

Two Questions
Location: Long Beach
September 23, 2011 4:06 pm
Dear Daniel,
I love bugs and love this site so much. I find myself lost in the archives of such fascinating images and information often. I write for a collaborative blog called A COLLECTION OF (www.collectionof.org) I am going to be posting about an orb weaver (attached) and wondered if might be interested in doing an interview with us. (if you are I can send you the questions) We would be so thrilled to have you on the blog! Either way – if you can help in identifying this spider that would be great! I hope to be posting soon in conjunction with the spider pavilion exhibition.
Signature: All the best, Stefani

Western Spotted Orbweaver

Hi Stefani,
We sometimes have difficulty identifying the many different species of Orbweavers, but we believe this is the Western Spotted Orbweaver,
Neoscona oaxacensis, which Charles Hogue, in Insects of the Los Angeles Basin, wrote is “our most common orbweaver; in late summer and fall, its moderate=sized webs adorn gardens everywhere in the basin.”  Thanks for your compliment.  Send your questions our way and we will try our best to answer them.

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